Description

The ability of a fabric to resist wear is an essential aspect of its performance. Understanding and improving the durability of textiles provides a comprehensive guide to the factors affecting the durability of a range of different textiles.

Part one addresses the different factors that affect textile durability, including the influence of fabric construction and fibre type, as well as properties affecting strength and dimensional stability. Colour fastness and the effects of light are discussed, along with methods for testing and improving wrinkle-resistance and textile durability. Part two goes on to explore the durability of particular types of textile including antimicrobial textiles, protective clothing, historic textiles, silk and geotextiles.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Understanding and improving the durability of textiles is an indispensable book for textile scientists, technologists, engineers and those designing, testing and manufacturing textiles. It also provides a comprehensive guide to textile durability for researchers and academics of all levels in this sector.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive guide to the factors affecting the durability of a range of different textiles
  • Discusses colour fastness and the effects of light, and methods for testing and improving wrinkle-resistance and textile durability
  • Explores the durability of particular types of textile

Readership

Textile scientists; Technologists; Engineers and those designing and manufacturing textiles; Academics and researchers in the textile field

Table of Contents

Contributor contact details

Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

Introduction

Part I: Aspects of textile durability

Chapter 1: The influence of fabric construction and fibre type on textile durability: woven, knitted and nonwoven fabrics

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Woven, knitted and nonwoven fabric structures

1.3 Fibre and yarn properties that affect fabric durability

1.4 Durability of woven, knitted and nonwoven fabric structures

1.5 Durability of technical textiles: medical and breathable textiles

1.6 Future trends

1.7 Sources of further information and advice

1.8 Acknowledgement

Chapter 2: Strength properties of fabrics: understanding, testing and enhancing fabric strength

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Principles of fabric strength and its influence on durability

2.3 Methods for testing fabric strength

2.4 Factors affecting fabric strength

2.5 Approaches to enhance fabric strength

2.6 Examples of durable textiles

2.7 Future trends

Chapter 3: Dimensional stability of fabrics: resistance to shrinkage and other dimensional changes

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Types of shrinkage

3.3 Treatments to maximise dimensional stability in fabrics

3.4 Case study: minimising shrinkage in knitted fabrics

3.5 Future trends

Chapter 4: Durable press treatments to improve the durability and wrinkle resistance of cotton and other fabrics

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Development of durable press reagents

4.3 Properties affected by durable press treatments and other methods to improve durability

4.4 Recent developments and future trends

Chapter 5: Colour fastness

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Principles of colour fastness

5.3 Colour fastness and dye-fibre

Details

No. of pages:
296
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9780857090874
Electronic ISBN:
9780857097644

About the editor

Patricia Annis

Dr Patricia Annis is Associate Professor in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors at the University of Georgia, USA. She has taught and published extensively on varied aspects of textile design, production and analysis.